Rumors that Rupert Murdoch has his eye on the Chicago Tribune has veteran journalists experiencing '80s flashbacks--so does the Bears' winning streak. WBEZ's Front & Center series continues its look at the state of the American Dream. And Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg talks about his new book.
I can never drive to or through Indiana without thinking of Mike Royko and the feud he had with the fine citizens here. For reasons not at all serious, Mike frequently ripped into the state. He called it “the most miserable state in the union.”
The show hits the road and broadcasts live from WBEZ's new Northwest Indiana bureau. We speak with the mayor of Hammond, Tom McDermott and later hear the latest from the Front and Center series. Finally, Rick talks to sports columnist Mike Hutton and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.
WBEZ political reporter Alex Keefe is looking almost as weathered as the congressional candidates he's covering. The Curious City team reveals how Millennium Park's bean is cleaned. And Rick Kogan enters the eye of WGN's storm center to sit down with Tom Skilling.
There was a celebration Sunday to mark the 100th birthday of Maxwell Street. It was not a big party and not held on Maxwell Street—but rather at what is called the Maxwell Street Market at Des Plaines and Roosevelt.I was there; and I was there too when Maxwell Street was dying.
We chat with WBEZ architecture blogger Lee Bey about the Chicago landmark that turns 40 next year. Then, we kick off the latest set of stories from the Front & Center series as we examine the American dream. Finally, we hear an interview and live performance from artist Dana Falconberry.